Welcome to the third day of October! I hope that your year has been going well. If you have been with me a while, you will know that every year I attempt to watch a lot of scary movies for October mostly to cure myself of my wariness of scary movies. When I started this series several years ago, I could barely sit through a scary movie to save my life. Now since doing this series I can say that I am much better. Last year, I decided to attempt to add books to this series. Unfortunately, I didn’t end up completing this series last year, but I have high hopes for this year 😉
The third movie for this year is Nightmare on Elm St. I know what you are thinking didn’t you already review this movie for this series. Why yes, I did! I reviewed the original movie back in 2017 and you can read it here. There will be several rebooted movies this year simply because Hollywood thinks that it is necessary to up the ante with older scary movies.
The 2010 version of the movie stars Rooney Mara, of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo fame. The storyline begins in much the same way as the original movie several teenagers have begun to have living nightmares and died while they are sleeping or not quite awake. At the start of the movie, a girl named Chris watches her friend Dean in a diner and then at his funeral has images from what looks like her past appear before her eyes. Soon Chris begins trying to figure out why these images start appearing to her and confides in Jesse, an old flame. Jesse after a strange encounter at Chris’s house confides in Nancy, another girl, that everything that has been happening is true and to find the answers. He knows that Nancy knows more than she is letting on. Nancy is quickly befriended by Quentin, one of Jesse’s friends who also has a crush on Nancy. Soon, Nancy and Quentin discover that all of them went to the same preschool. Nancy’s mom finally gives in and reveals that her class was doted on by the caretaker of the school a man named Fred Krueger and soon the class began to tell their parents about strange incidents and the parents became concerned. They didn’t mean to kill Fred Krueger, but it happened. Nancy and Quentin go on a quest for the truth against all odds.
I won’t spoil the ending of the movie on the off chance that you haven’t seen either movie. I would recommend that you go see the original before you see the reboot. Some of the differences between the original and this movie are that Fred Krueger has a deeper backstory other than being just a guy that lived in the basement. It also appears that Krueger went after the whole preschool class and not just the main group of friends. In this movie, Krueger didn’t die in the preschool but a separate warehouse which you never go to in real life only in the dreams. The ending of this movie is much more cliffhanger than the old one, but I honestly can’t say if this is a more complete version since haven’t watched the rest of the original Nightmare on Elm Street series.
I hope that you enjoyed this review and that you will come back tomorrow and throughout the rest of the month to see what other movies and books I have in store for you. See you soon!